An aerial view of Sham Shui Po, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. With cramped conditions, could co-living work here? Photo: Martin Chan An aerial view of Sham Shui Po, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. With cramped conditions, could co-living work here? Photo: Martin Chan
An aerial view of Sham Shui Po, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. With cramped conditions, could co-living work here? Photo: Martin Chan
Thomas Tang
Opinion

Opinion

Thomas Tang

Co-living can relieve Hong Kong’s housing crisis and help rebuild community spirit

  • Shared housing could be a solution for young professionals, the elderly and low-income families with no choice but to share often squalid, unsafe facilities
  • Any potential solutions should provide versatile living areas, green spaces to allow for stress relief and, above all, affordability to offset sky-high rents

An aerial view of Sham Shui Po, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. With cramped conditions, could co-living work here? Photo: Martin Chan An aerial view of Sham Shui Po, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. With cramped conditions, could co-living work here? Photo: Martin Chan
An aerial view of Sham Shui Po, one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in Hong Kong. With cramped conditions, could co-living work here? Photo: Martin Chan
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Thomas Tang

Thomas Tang

Dr Thomas Tang is CEO and founder of PJ Sustainability Consulting Limited.